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Show Of Hands January 5th, 2013 12:00am

If you were given a blank map of the United States, would you be able to correctly name every state?

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silea
01/06/13 6:51 am

Remember, Vermont is sorta V-shaped, and the other one is New Hampshire.

silea
01/06/13 6:48 am

Animaniacs have a great song for that. Even adults can learn it!

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DunkinFrunk Austin area, Texas
01/06/13 6:46 am

Yea I do pretty good until I get to the NE States.

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raywygo Pittsburgh
01/06/13 6:15 am

I've played a game online where u have to place the states on a map. Can get most of them. Only the southern states I get confused. But only on a few.

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
01/06/13 6:12 am

just did it right now so i didn't have to look at those abysmal results again...34%??? There are foreignors that know more about our country than some of us..

zofieart Earth
01/06/13 6:09 am

I don't believe these results. I doubt more than 5-10% could name them ALL! Is there a way to actually test this via SOH?

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whatnow
01/06/13 5:24 am

Nope. I have to ask my son about all those big square ones off to the left. Flyover country. <duck and cover>

SugarShaq
01/06/13 5:21 am

Obama said 57 to be precise

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116
01/06/13 5:20 am

Easily. I love geography/maps and could probably point to 90% of the world's countries a well.

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newman987
01/06/13 5:11 am

Did he say there were 56 states. I don't remember that, I remember Obama saying we had 48 or something like that as a joke.

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kut17
01/06/13 5:09 am

I have met quite a few Californians that believe Los Angeles is your capital.

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sweetnes34 Outta Phucks
01/06/13 5:05 am

There's books written on Bushisms. You have to dig for something said even before the 1st election & he corrected himself

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kut17
01/06/13 5:03 am

LOL! This coming from a Californian!

sweetnes34 Outta Phucks
01/06/13 5:02 am

I know I'd get about 90% not sure I'd pull 100% its been a while since studying a map

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newman987
01/06/13 5:01 am

A fun game to name all 50 is try doing all of them in less than 5 minutes. You'd be surprised how tough it can be unless you memorized that song from when you were a little kid.

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lastjedi Florida, US
01/06/13 4:55 am

And the capitals and the largest cities xD

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SugarShaq
01/06/13 4:54 am

We have such an intelligent and wise president

SugarShaq
01/06/13 4:52 am

Guess Obama didn't learn that song ????

newman987
01/06/13 4:41 am

Yep. All 56 of em

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Grocker
01/06/13 4:32 am

My kids and I do this for fun, to pass the time in the car.

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wears Tennessee
01/06/13 4:28 am

I was always at top of my class with states and capitals...but not so sure I could remember them all now....:(

TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
01/06/13 4:00 am

I might have a shot if I had some sort of spellcheck.

KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
01/06/13 3:23 am

Even though I answered yes, I'm surprised so many others did too. I know a lot of people who think Philadelphia is a state and Alaska is in Russia. (I'm not making that up.)

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KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
01/06/13 3:19 am

I've always loved geography. Played with globes and puzzle maps when I was little.

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dustbunny
01/06/13 3:01 am

I wouldn't be able to do it because I grew up in Mexico, moved here after high school and they don't make people study the US map for the citizenship test. I know where some states are (the easy ones) but I should really learn the rest.

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katbunny Alabama
01/06/13 2:59 am

I've tried over the years, to learn them ALL, positively. A few of "the squares" always stumped me. I still occasionally confuse a couple, but not often. I answered "no", though. I liked Katniss' answer & I'm naming the littlest state up North, "Little Freezy". Lol

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Gabbababa
01/06/13 2:47 am

No because I have forgotten, but! I can still sing the 50 nifty United States song! I know all the names alphabetically. Now how do I visually place it on a map...

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AnnieM The Island
01/06/13 2:40 am

It could also prove that users of this app have a different level of education, intelligence, awareness and/or interests than much of the country.

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flyingcar2
01/06/13 2:32 am

I did it for my weather and climate class So I know I can do it.

Bolide
01/06/13 2:31 am

It's not really that difficult.

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golutes
01/06/13 1:57 am

Thank you Montana and Alaska for holding out and being honest.

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golutes
01/06/13 1:56 am

I would bet my life that the majority of the nation could NOT do this. All this poll proves is that most of the nation underestimates how difficult this is, or that they are just lying about it.

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soamazin55
01/06/13 1:54 am

Pretty sad how many liars are saying yes.

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DeathSheep Michigan
01/06/13 1:51 am

Kinda sad how many no's there are

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Sakura-chan Reading and Writing.
01/06/13 1:16 am

Is there a time limit?

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Zack100 Tatooine
01/06/13 1:12 am

I just finished memorizing the provinces of Ancient Rome at the time of Trajan (when it was the largest). The least I know how to do is name the 50 states. pssh! EASY!!

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Bolide
01/06/13 1:10 am

Quite easily, yes. I love geography.

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joshgoinham Birmingham, Alabama
01/06/13 1:09 am

Of course, I'm a Show of Hands user!

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eltoro Houston
01/06/13 1:09 am

People are so funny. I love people.

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AnnieM The Island
01/06/13 1:06 am

Lol TQ! I'm so glad I'm not the only one! First time I drove in Tampa and Clearwater I was completely turned around because I'm so used to the water being to the east and north (live south of a bay). I didn't realize how heavily I depend on the water to keep my bearings until then.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
01/06/13 1:01 am

Virginia Beach I thought the Atlantic seem pretty tame where we were at. My poor husband got his directions mixed up. He's used to the sun setting over the ocean not rising over the ocean.

AnnieM The Island
01/06/13 12:59 am

On the way home when we stopped at a rest area I had to point out on the map our hometown, Dallas and Oklahoma. Only after I held one finger on Dallas, one on OKC and had her hold one on our town did she get it.
Then half way home she was convinced we were lost because we were in Austin.

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TiltonAllStarz Outside Ur Comfort Zone
01/06/13 12:59 am

Yes, give me a map, and I'll prove it.

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
01/06/13 12:58 am

I live by the Oregon sand dunes so the waves aren't really big when they come ashore. There a place called Shore Acres is south of us and the waves break on the rocks and Clifts. After a storm is pretty awesome to see these huge huge waves break on the rocks is just beautiful. When we were in

AnnieM The Island
01/06/13 12:57 am

I live in south Texas. In college a friend & I went to a concert in Dallas. While waiting to get in we were talking to the folks behind us who came from OKC. My friend was blown away and convinced that they had to have come even farther than us because "they came from another state."

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AnnieM The Island
01/06/13 12:51 am

Yeah, Susan, last time I went to Baltimore there was a guy on the plane that was completely and utterly convinced that we were going to land "in Washington." Obviously Baltimore Washington International must be in Washington, right?